Friday, November 02, 2007

The good and the bad on the Menopause

The good news: My hot flashes have subsided. I went from having about twenty of really intense sweat sessions per day to nothing about two weeks ago.

The bad news: My metabolism has come to a screeching halt. Totaly stopped. I can't afford to eat anything over 1500 cals a day without it sitting on my thighs. I'm going to assume this is due to my hormones working themselves out and everything will readjust in time. How much time is to be seen...

The good news: I'm running at a good pace again without having to stop or feel weak. Yesterday I ran 20' + 10 x (30" fast/1'30" slow) + 20' and never had to stop or feel tired. Again I think this is the hormonal situation working in the right direction.

I wanted to go running again today but I caught a 24hr bug that put me in the bathroom all night...don't ask. I rest today and see how I feel tomorrow.


anji said...

Hope you feel better soon! I'm on my third week of being sick... I had about two days where I felt well and NOW I am getting sick again. Grrr...

'Remember that thing we were talking about with E and school? There is a kid in the class I'm in that is 3, turning 4 at the end of the month. I'm sure E is way past him developmentally wise and this kid is adjusting well... I bet E could go to the next level early I bet! I don't think it'd be stretching him too much.... just a thought!

Ciao bella!

Fe-lady said...

Hope you are feeling better! I have had little trouble with the menopause stuff, and I think it's because of my fitness level, or I choose to ignore it all together!
Some hot flashes (minimal), some periods of sleeplessness (but if I work-out hard, they go away) and no weight gain to speak of...(workouts again)-
so yeah, this thing CAN be beat! Take care! Happy running!